The differences were astonishing, with some toddlers hearing only about 500 words per hour (that’s just 10 words each minute) and some toddlers hearing more than twice that number.
When McKayla Maroney ended up winning the silver metal, she readily accepted that her performance did not earn her a gold metal, but she was so disappointed in herself that she lost all sense of decorum, sportsmanship and pride for her country.
Children of “highly sensitive parents” did very well in school. “Sensitive parenting” was defined as adjusting to fit the child’s behavior and responses, setting age-appropriate limits, and avoiding being overly permissive.
The child who has developed a theory of mind understands that what you were thinking at the time you bumped into her matters.